I think the governor should be included!! There’s no way he didn’t know!
The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey has convened a grand jury to investigate the involvement of Governor Chris Christie’s office in the George Washington Bridge scandal, ABC News has learned.
Twenty-three jurors convened in a federal courthouse in Newark today to hear testimony from a key staff member, Christie press secretary Mike Drewniak, whose lawyer, Anthony Iacullo, said Drewniak was not a target of the investigation.
“We’re here to answer questions and that’s what Michael did today,” Iacullo said.
The convening of the grand jury is evidence that the U.S. Attorney’s investigation has progressed beyond an inquiry and moved to the criminal phase.
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A sad memory …. a huge loss!!
Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
At 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, King was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel.
6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was hit by a sniper’s bullet. King had been standing on the balcony in front of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, when, without warning, he was shot. The .30-caliber rifle bullet entered King’s right cheek, traveled through his neck, and finally stopped at his shoulder blade. King was immediately taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m.
Violence and controversy followed. In outrage of the murder, many blacks took to the streets across the United States in a massive wave of riots. The FBI investigated the crime, but many believed them partially or fully responsible for the assassination. An escaped convict by the name of…
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This is a photo of a female purple-throated mountaingem hummingbird, which we saw 15 March 2014 in Cinchona in Costa Rica. We will get there later in this blog post.
As we walked back down, a hummingbird flying around a scrub. It was rather big (I mean, big for a hummingbird …) and looked greenish. We saw mainly its back. Later, we would see this species, the fiery-throated hummingbird, much better, including its splendid colours under favourable lighting.
A slaty flowerpiercer was there as well.
Then, lower on the Poas slope, to a garden opposite a restaurant, where feeders attracted hummingbirds.
Among them were a female green-crowned brilliant. A…
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A mother’s love …….
After the Earthquake had subsided, when the rescuers reached the ruins of a young woman’s house, they saw her dead body through the cracks. But her pose was somehow strange that she knelt on her knees like a person was worshiping; her body was leaning forward, and her two hands were supported by an object. The collapsed house had crashed her back and her head.
With so many difficulties, the leader of the rescue team put his hand through a narrow gap on the wall to reach the woman’s body. He was hoping that this woman could be still alive. However, the cold and stiff body told him that she had passed away for sure.
He and the rest of the team left this house and were going to search the next collapsed building. For some reasons…
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Do you know who the Koch brothers are?? They are taking over America, by sneaky means … money talks!!!! …. get to know them!!
This is totally inhuman … AIDS had a start in that continent!! All the progress attained will be undone by this law …. and the situation will worsen! Ya think???
By Melanie Nathan, April 4, 2014.
According to a Ugandan Government spokesperson, and confirmed by an OBLOGDEE source at the scene, as well as AP reports, the Ugandan police raided The Makerere University Walter Reed Project in Kampala, which provides HIV/ AIDS resources which may include LGBTI Ugandans.
The new anti-Homosexuality Act was cited as the reason for the raid on the project, which receives funds from the United States of America.
Our source noted:
“Walter Reed Project is an American research project on the spread of HIV that has been working on key populations in Uganda and the offices were closed and surrounded by police.”
The project was targeted for the so called “training youths in homosexuality,” according to anti-gay rhetoric of spokesman Ofwono Opondo, through a tweet,Friday. According to an…
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Still at it!!!
This video is called Albino Sperm Whales (Documentary).
By Peter Frost in Britain:
UN court exposes Japan‘s false pretence
Friday 4th April 2014
The worldwide campaign to stop the bloody slaughter of some of our largest and most intelligent ocean creatures has secured a major victory but the struggle to save the whale must go on.
The UN court has declared that, despite long-term claims from Tokyo that the hunt was for scientific purposes, the true purpose was the commercial harvesting of whale meat for food and thus illegal under the 1986 International Moratorium on Whaling to which Japan is a signatory.
The case was brought to…
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~~April 4, 2014~~
WARNING: SOME CONTENTS OF THIS POST MAY BE GRAPHIC.
I strongly believe that there are topics that are difficult to talk about or see pictures. However, we can’t continue to keep our heads in the sand and pretend that this isn’t happening just because we don’t know. “Out of sight, out of mind“?
We need to be the voice for the voiceless, we need to champion those in need. Animals fall in that category. Our world has gone mad about the treatment animals receive. They aren’t on this earth for our uncontrolled consumption, entertainment or profit.
Every year, the Canadian government allows tens of thousands of BABY SEALS to be beaten to death. Most are killed at under 3 months.
Seal hunting, or sealing, is the personal or commercial hunting of seals. Seal hunting is currently practiced in six countries: Canada, where most of the world’s seal hunting takes place, Namibia, Greenland,Iceland, Norway and Russia. Seals are hunted also in Finland and Sweden to prevent fisheries damages. Canada’s largest market for seals is Norway (through GC Rieber AS).
The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regulates the seal hunt in Canada. It sets quotas (total allowable catch – TAC), monitors the hunt, studies the seal population, works with the Canadian Sealers’ Association to train sealers on new regulations, and promotes sealing through its website and spokespeople. The DFO set harvest quotas of over 90,000 seals in 2007; 275,000 in 2008; 280,000 in 2009; and 330,000 in 2010. The actual kills in recent years have been less than the quotas: 82,800 in 2007; 217,800 in 2008; 72,400 in 2009; and 67,000 in 2010.
In 2007, Norway claimed that 29,000 harp seals were killed in its seal hunt, and Russia and Greenland claimed that 5,476 and 90,000 seals were killed in 2007, respectively.
Harp seal populations in the northwest Atlantic declined to approximately 2 million in the late 1960s as a result of Canada’s annual kill rates, which averaged to over 291,000 from 1952 to 1970. Conservationists demanded reduced rates of killing and stronger regulations to avert the extinction of the harp seals. In 1971, the Canadian government responded by instituting a quota system. The system was competitive, with each boat catching as many seals as it could before the hunt closed, which the Department of Fisheries and Oceans did when they knew that year’s quota had been reached. Because it was thought that the competitive element might cause sealers to cut corners, new regulations were introduced that limited the catch to 400 seals per day, and 2000 per boat total. A 2007 population survey conducted by the DFO estimated the population at 5.5 million.
It is illegal in Canada to hunt newborn harp seals (whitecoats) and young hooded seals (bluebacks). When the seal pups begin to molt their downy white fur at the age of 12–14 days, they are called “ragged-jacket” and can be commercially hunted. After molting, the seals are called “beaters”, named for the way they beat the water with their flippers. The hunt remains highly controversial, attracting significant media coverage and protests each year. Images from past hunts have become iconic symbols for conservation, animal welfare, and animal rights advocates. In 2009, Russia banned the hunting of harp seals less than one year old.
The hunt kills hundreds of thousands of harp seals each year through painful methods that involve wooden clubs, hakapiks (clubs with sharp picks at the end), and guns. In an effort to avoid even more … bad press and protect its sealers’ interests, an ag-gag type bill was recently introduced into the Canadian legislature that would “increase the distance that unauthorized persons or ‘unlicensed observers’ must maintain from seal harvesters,” reports The Epoch Times. If passed, this bill has the potential to limit important hunt documentation carried out by nonprofit organizations like the HSI and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
~~Canada’s 2013 Baby Seal Slaughter Begins~~
Warning: Graphic Footage
~~Published on Apr 17, 2013~~
Go up in the chopper with The HSUS/HSI Protect Seals team as we document Canada’s slaughter of baby seals.
We expose the gunshots and clubbings that the world would otherwise not see.